I had the pleasure of working RFA 6 in Kansas City last week. It is always such an honor to be an integral part of the success of a promotion and a fighter. I do not take that responsibility lightly and that dedication and high level of expectation is not always understood by others.
Too few people are oblivious to the details and nuances of what separates truly good cutman from merely guys with a couple cotton swabs and a towel.
The role of a cutman, though still shrouded in mystery and some confusion, is gaining progressive interest from many out there who want to be involved in the great sport of MMA but avoid getting punched. I must pause and say that last week I worked a show in Lexington, Ky. and almost did get punched trying to subdue a concussed and semi-conscious fighter who clocked the referee thinking he was his opponent. But I digress..
MMA fans often pay attention to fights closely, only to go get a beer or turn their focus away right when the fun begins for me. My name is David Maldonado and I’m a professional MMA cutman.